Keep active during COVID!

Thank you for your interest in Special Olympics NL's UNIFIED CHALLENGES FOR COVID! 

These challenges will end on Friday February 26th 2021.  

Certificates for the top 3 winners in each division per competition will be sent to each school the week of March 1st.

Competitions are broken into the fundamental movement skills of Running, Jumping, Throwing, Catching, and Kicking.

Due to COVID-19 we have opted to have both a SINGLE and UNIFIED component to each competition! Athletes with an intellectual disability can compete either on their own or with a partner. 

Timed 10m, 20m, 50m run Timed 10m, 20m, 50m added to partner run for total Floor markers at start and finish, measuring tape, timer Participant starts with toes behind the start line.
Cue: On your mark, set, GO.
Timer starts on GO and participant runs until they are past the measured distance. Timer stops when the body crosses the line.
Measured Long Jump, Measured Vertical Jump Measured Long/Vertical Jump added to partner for total Measuring Tape, Floor marker/wall markers

LONG JUMP: Participant stands with toes on the line, jump as far as they can. Measured from line to the body part closest to the start line (generally a heel)  

VERTICAL JUMP: Participant stands next to a wall with arm as high above head as possible (first measurement from floor to top of finger tip).  Participant gets ready, jumps and taps the wall with fingers. Second measurement from floor to where finger tips touched the wall. 

Throw a ball for distance, throw a ball for accuracy Throw a ball for distance, throw a ball for accuracy, partner score added to athlete score Ball, floor marker, measuring tape, target (centre 21.5cm diameter, middle ring 43cm diameter, outer ring 65.5cm diameter) *can create or borrow from SONL. 

DISTANCE: Participant must remain behind the start line. Throw ball; ball is measured from where it first hits the ground to the starting line.


ACCURACY:  Participants stands behind a 2m, 4m, 6m start line and tries to hit target (centre, middle, outer ring or miss)

Kick a ball for distance Kick a ball for distance (added together), Kicking (pass) a ball between partners (# of times) Ball, floor marker, measuring tape

DISTANCE: Participant must remain behind the start line. Kick a ball. Ball is measured when it stops moving to the start line.


UNIFED PASSING: Count number of completed passes between participants in a row.

Catching Catch off a wall (one or two hands) # of times partners can catch in a row (2m, 4m, 6m) Ball, floor marker

SINGLE: Participant chooses to catch with either 1 hand or 2 hands.  Stand back from the wall, throw ball and count number of completed catches in a row.


UNIFIED: Partners stand 2m, 4m, or 6m and count number of completed passes (catch "counts" as long as ball does not touch the ground) in a row